A survey of 284 New York University students found that first-year students reported spending more time both studying and socializing than upperclassmen, who instead spend more time on internships and jobs. First-year students spent 45.5 hours per week on coursework, compared to 36 hours for upperclassmen in the Web-survey conducted in February and March by the university's Division of Student Affairs, the Washington Square News reports. The freshmen also socialized an average of more than 18 hours per week while that number for upperclassmen was just 15.4 hours.
But the upperclassmen won when it came to real-world work experience. They logged an average of 10.5 hours per week, compared with the first-year students' 6.3 hours.—Kenneth Terrell